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From McClatchy's Washington bureau, Kristin Roberts hosts a weekly look at what's happening inside the D.C. political bubble—and what that means for the battleground states beyond.

From McClatchy's Washington bureau, Kristin Roberts hosts a weekly look at what's happening inside the D.C. political bubble—and what that means for the battleground states beyond.

From McClatchy's Washington bureau, Kristin Roberts hosts a weekly look at what's happening inside the D.C. political bubble—and what that means for the battleground states beyond.
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From McClatchy's Washington bureau, Kristin Roberts hosts a weekly look at what's happening inside the D.C. political bubble—and what that means for the battleground states beyond.

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@dcbubblepod

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Episodes

Hurricane Florence takes over and moderates go left

9/18/2018
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On this week's Beyond the Bubble, Jim Morrill from the Charlotte Observer joins Alex Roarty and Andrea Drusch on the show to talk about Hurricane Florence and the politicians who keep on politicking during the disaster. Then, former Pennsylvania Congressman Jason Altmire talks about what makes a moderate a moderate in the Democratic Party. Finally, McClatchy's own Adam Wollner discusses what's new with the Influencer Series. Tune in every Tuesday to Beyond the Bubble.

Duration:00:33:26

Supreme Court mishegoss and Texas's Obamacare lawsuit bombshell

9/11/2018
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On this week's episode, Dr. Margaret Russell from Santa Clara Law joins the show to talk about Brett Kavanaugh's hearing and the staying power of Supreme Court nomination hearings as a whole. Then, Rob Henneke from the Texas Public Policy Foundation joins to talk about the state's suit against Obamacare and why Republicans in Congress aren't talking about it.

Duration:00:21:20

A Florida shocker and the perks of candidate debt

9/5/2018
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On this week's Beyond the Bubble, we look at Andrew Gillum's big win in Florida and how a candidate's debt can work in their favor. David Smiley from the Miami Herald and Nick Fouriezos from Ozy join Alex Roarty and Andrea Drush to discuss the news. Tune in!

Duration:00:27:36

Silent Sam and August's fibs

8/28/2018
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On this week's episode, Camila Molina from the News & Observer joins Alex Roarty and guest co-host Adam Wollner to talk about the Influencer Series and Silent Sam's toppling at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Then, Politifact's Aaron Sharockman joins the show to break down the falsehoods of August from politicians around the country.

Duration:00:20:03

Socialism, healthcare, jobs, oh my!

8/21/2018
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On this week's Beyond the Bubble, California Congressman Ro Khanna joins the show to talk about far-left legislation like the jobs guarantee bill. He also shares his thoughts on #abolishice. Then, the Washington Post's Dave Weigel talks with Alex Roarty and Andrea Drusch about the future of the Democratic Party.

Duration:00:26:56

Will the blue wave reach...Kansas?!

8/14/2018
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On this week's Beyond the Bubble, Bryan Lowry from the Kansas City Star breaks down Kansas' version of the Blue Wave. Then, political expert Liam Donovan shares what kinds of strategies the GOP will need to succeed in November.

Duration:00:31:10

Florida 26 and the Year of Color

8/8/2018
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On this week's Beyond the Bubble, Jaime Harrison joins the show to talk about a piece in OZY that calls this year the Year of Color. Katie Glueck also joins Alex Roarty and guest host Daniel Malloy from OZY to talk about her piece on Florida 26 incumbent Carlos Curbelo and his chances in a blue-district seat. Hear it all on BtB.

Duration:00:31:18

Politifact calls out July's liars

7/31/2018
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On this week's Beyond the Bubble, Politifact's executive director Aaron Sharockman joins Alex Roarty and Andrea Drusch to talk about the lies of July. Then, our own Adam Wollner joins the show to update listeners on the Influencer Series and what voters really care about this election cycle.

Duration:00:26:20

BtB live from OZY Fest, with Rep. Carlos Curbelo

7/23/2018
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On this week’s episode, Florida Republican Representative Carlos Curbelo joins Kristin Roberts and OZY politics editor Daniel Malloy at OZY Fest in New York City for a wide-ranging interview covering everything from climate change to immigration reform — including what Curbelo saw last week in Florida, at one of the country’s largest compounds for immigrant children — to bipartisanship in the age of hyper-partisan politics.

Duration:00:28:10

A Blue Wave reality check and Charlotte's RNC bid

7/17/2018
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On this week's episode, Jim Morrill from the Charlotte Observer joins Andrea and Alex to talk about President Trump's summit with Putin this week and Charlotte's bid to host the RNC. Josh Holmes, former chief of staff for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, joins the show to give Democrats a reality check on their Blue Wave hopes. Check it all out on a new Beyond the Bubble.

Duration:00:34:36

Is Kavanaugh enough to flip Roe v. Wade?

7/11/2018
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On this week's episode, NARAL's president Ilyse Hogue joins Alex and Andrea to talk about the implication of President Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh. Margaret Russell from Santa Clara University joins the show, as well, to talk about the chances of Roe v. Wade being overturned.

Duration:00:28:28

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's win and Ground Game races

7/3/2018
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On this week's episode, Daniel Malloy from Ozy shares his early interview with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic primary winner from New York. Katie Glueck joins Alex Roarty as co-host while Andrea Drusch reports from Texas as they look at Illinois, Arizona, and the two most important types of voters in 2018.

Duration:00:33:19

Gerrymandering news and the lies of June

6/26/2018
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On this week's Beyond the Bubble, we look at gerrymandering and the Supreme Court's latest ruling, or non-ruling, that reflects a change (or lack thereof) in Texas and North Carolina districts. We sit down with Dr. Rick Hasen from UC Irvine to talk about the news. Then we get into the lies of June with our favorite fact checker, Lou Jacobson. Stay tuned!

Duration:00:27:04

Trump hits rock bottom with Latino voters

6/19/2018
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On this week's episode, Albert Morales from Latino Decisions sits down with Alex Roarty and Andrea Drusch to talk about how President Trump's administration's zero-tolerance policy on immigration is tearing families apart. McClatchy's own Adam Wollner joins the show to talk about how immigration factors in the voter consciousness.

Duration:00:29:31

Ozy and McClatchy introduce Ground Game

6/12/2018
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McClatchy is launching a new project that focuses on the issues relevant to the nation that is brewing in key districts across the country. Daniel Malloy from Ozy joins Andrea and Alex in the first half of the show to talk about what's going on in key Senate and gubernatorial races. McClatchy's senior national correspondent Katie Glueck joins in the second half to look at the House.

Duration:00:25:41

Texas gun groups get in with Gov.

6/6/2018
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On this week's episode, the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Texas' Gun Sense group join Alex and Andrea to discuss new gun safety policy from Governor Greg Abbott and the future of Fix NICS.

Duration:00:24:54

The lies of May from Politifact

5/30/2018
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On this week's Beyond the Bubble, Politifact's Louis Jacobson details this month's biggest lies from politicians on the Hill and in your state. Hint: the president is one of them. Stay tuned.

Duration:00:20:38

Indivisible talks #resistance and Dems

5/23/2018
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On this week's Beyond the Bubble, Alex Roarty and Andrea Drush talk to Indivisible's Leah Greenberg and Ezra Levin about the state of the resistance and how Dems may not be doing their best. Then, Matt Bennett from the center-left group Third Way joins the crew to talk about how a moderate approach to resisting President Trump might be the best approach.

Duration:00:31:51

Trump's effect reaches both party's primaries

5/15/2018
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On this week's Beyond the Bubble, Alex Roarty and Andrea Drusch are joined by Amanda Litman and Andy Roth to talk about how Democrats and Republicans fared in the primaries. Amanda comes from the progressive Run for Something organization and Andy oversees government affairs at the conservative Club for Growth. Our own Katie Glueck joined the conversation with Roth to talk about whether or not the Trump effect is getting to Republican primaries.

Duration:00:31:23

Teacher protests sweep the nation

5/8/2018
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This week's episode features Alex Roarty and Andrea Drusch talking with a teacher in Kentucky about protests happening there. Then, Lexington Herald-Leader reporter Daniel Desrochers and The State's Jamie Self chat about what's happening in Kentucky and if South Carolina could be next.

Duration:00:30:49